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host: the candidates are focusing on 9 swing states. president obama in iowa today. mr. romney was in nevada and colorado yesterday and will be and i what today. there are nine states considered battlegrounds. we kick off our coverage of them all. we will begin a florida later on on "washington journal." talking to people on both sides of the aisle. we will begin with those late the ciders. how did you make up your mind? or if you think you are going to make up your mind and the last 13 days, we want to assure you as well. if you are supporting governor 1.mney called calle202-585-388 if you are supporting obama call 202-585-3880 0. if you are supporting another candidate call 202-585-3882. go to twitter.com campaign 2012. how did you make up your mind and when? since the first presidential debate how and when did you make up your mind? late decider is only. or if you think you were going to make up your mind during the next 13 days. here is the wall street journal. candidates a bottle to lock up key states. mitt romney will spend much of the final two weeks of the campaign pres
for a couple weeks, probably obama by a few points now. i have absolutely no idea. and a strange thing has happened, mika. you actually have, instead of the romney people acting a little nervous and crazy, which they have, we have for a year, you now have democrats that are starting to move into this panic phase. you know, we could lose this thing. i think for the first time, they're getting really nervous. >> i have a lot of people -- we've seen it together -- coming up to us going, what's going to happen? what's going to happen? it is a real nail-biter at this point. >> it is a toss-up. >> i think that's fair to say. i'm not sure where these polls will end up in the long run in terms of being correct, but you know what? they are at least a touchstone for the conversation. >> this race right now could not be closer, john. >> you think about the trend line just in this poll, just to stick with the consistency, the nbc/"wall street journal" poll, people say it's the gold standard for polling. i don't disagree. in early september, obama coming out of the convention, a five-point lead with li
important swing state in this election. here is the president there yesterday. >> obama: if mitt romney had been president when the auto try was on the verge of collapse we might not have an american auto industry today. >> you can see that appealing to the worker-class voters. early voting could give president obama theed a advantage. ho stopped off to vote early yesterday. more bill press is coming up live after the break, and as always we are love in chat and would love to see you there. we can join us there at current.com/billpress. see you on the other side of the break. highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the maki
for the oval office hits the final stretch now. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is hitting the swing states, paying particular attention to the buckeye state. steve brown has the latest now from the campaign trail. >> you have -- >> president obama starting off the day at a doughnut shop in tampa, florida, getting dozens of glazed treats for a planned visit of a firehouse downtown. >> the president of the united states of america! [ cheering ] >> reporter: later, he addressed supporters at a nearby campaign rale, part of his 48-hour campaign frenzy. >> i ve come to florida today to does ask you for your vote. >> reporter: there-from-there, it was off to richmond, virginia, for another rally. >> are you fired up? >> yeah! >> are you ready to go? >> yeah! >> reporter: the president spent the day painting republican challenger mitt romney has someone who, because he constantly switches positions, can't be trusted. >> trust matters. you want to know whoever is in the oval office is going to fight for you. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> re
poll shows that president obama and governor romney are in a dead heat among likely voters. >> that tells you the potential that still exists for the race to be a little unexpected. that is what the campaign is coming down to. each of the candidates are going to their bases. >> the candidates will meet sitting side by side, a much different look than the previous two debates. the first, a more traditional standing debate. the second, a conversation in the round. tonight, the topic is for policy. today the obama campaign released a new ad attacking romney's position. >> president obama ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there and called bringing them home tragic. >> romney is expected to question obama's handling of the violence at the consulate in libya. >> need to assure officials in the u.s. government that they will have proper security. they did not have proper security. >> so on the agenda, iran's nuclear program and israel. both will mention how their policies overseas will the nearly benefit the economy at home. more americans are expressin
. donnld trump says he has an offer president obama can't refuse.the real estate mogul is ready to parr ith millions pf his own monny if presiddnt obama will haad over some personal records.but, what trump thought would be a "bombshell" hassturnnd inno a bit of aapunchline.joe johhs ex. &pexplainn. when donald trump-- who issa big mitt romney supporter -- announned on twitter that he wws going to make one of his big annoucements...there was immediate suspicion that what october surpriseewhich would or could damage rrsiidnt obama. but whee ttrmp's announcement came, it was not really a surprise at all, actuaaly trump made aa offer to the president. a bargain. "if barack obama opens up and gives hii college records and his passport applications and records i will give to a charityyof his choice a check million dollars.and why was trump doing this besides trying to attract attention? because he claimed... "preside traasparent president in the history of this countryathere's never been issue. when asked aboot it, aa pdvvsor said: direet those questions to boston because donald trumppi
romney triz ig to win the election as barack obama in 2008. >> the challenges we face are bigger than the smallness of our politics. >> this is a big choice. this is an election about big things. >> we need a much bolder and much bigger set of solutions. >> given the big challenges we have and the big election we have, it's time for a big change. >> we'll change this country and we will change the world. >> paul ryan and i represent a big change for america. >> we are four days away from bringing change to america. >> on november 7th it's going to start getting better just with the news we've voted for big change. >> the time for change has come. >> there's time for a big change. >> romney's rhetoric isn'ts the only thing that has an odd de va have you quality to it. governor romney will deliver a policy speech? iowa on the economy. according to excerpts he will present a few goals that sound obama-esque. quote -- but in reality, and be off the stump romney's economic policies couldn't be more of a departure from the current administration. phil philip rucker writes in "the washington
. president obama took them in 2008. our brand new cnn/orc poll is just coming in and it shows president obama leading in ohio right now 50% to mitt romney's 46%. but that's within the sampling error. it's a statistical tie in other words. our chief national correspondent john king is joining us. john, break down the numbers for us. no state right now is more important than ohio. >> you can make that case. no state is more important than ohio. you mention it's within the margin of error but yet another poll showing the president with a small lead in ohio. he's had that pretty much across the general election season. what's driving it right now? in a battleground state like ohio, the president is getting democrats, romney is getting the republicans. the candidate to win election day is likely to win the state and at the moment the president has a five-point edge among independents likely voters. president at 49% governor romney at 44%. that's one of the key reasons the president has the small but still a stubborn lead in the state of ohio. now let's look at this age d
as president obama and mitt romney tour the country. making stops in key battle ground states. fox's john roberts has the latest now from reno, nevada. >> reporter: president obama racking up the miles in an effort to peel up the votes. mr. obama starting his day off in iowa and will be making stops in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio the next two days. >> and i had to search to ask you for your vote. to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> reporter: many say the buckeye state could be the deciding factor in the battle for the oval office. the commander in chief making more campaign stops there than any other state. vice president judien in marion -- joe biden in in marion, ohio, trying to keep him and the president on the job for another four years. >> the president and i will not stand by and let china break international trade agreements that hurt the people of ohio or any other state. >> reporter: romney's running mate, paul ryan, also courting voters in the buckeye state by doing four more years of an obama white house is a recipe for a disaster.
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning,
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president obama in the presidential race. and they also endorsed obama in 2008. former secretary of state colin powell said he is still a republican, but he plans to vote for barack obama a second time. powell told cbs this morning he respects mitt romney, but thinks he has been vague on many issues. the retired general and former diplomat also noted that president obama got the u.s. out of iraq, and in powell's words, didn't get us into any new wars. >>> president obama is wrapping up a campaign swing in the battleground state of virginia. speaking to a large crowd of supporters in richmond, he asked them to help him win a second term. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey asked voters who they think will win the commonwealth. >> i'm sorry, are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> reporter: the nonstop fly around the six battleground states was already taking a toll on president barack obama's voice as he made a stop in richmond's bird park. >> you may notice my voice sounds a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: th
three stops in the buckeye state, including this rally in worthington. president obama is back in washington after his grueling 40-hour campaign trip. he returned late last night. today he'll return to georgetown university to tape a tv special with young voters. >>> as candidates look to make a push towards election day, one poll gives romney the momentum heading into the final days. the abc news tracking poll gives romney a 50-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank for that. when asked who do they trust the most to handle the economy, likely voters gave romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time either candidate has had a clear lead on that issue. another poll shows that some of the most important swing states are still practically in a dead heat. in colorado, the president and romney are now tied at 48%. that's according to a new nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll. and that means gains for romney who trailed there by 5% last month. while in nevada pre
mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. anpresident obama: i'm barack romneyobama and... i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. s backne of route 1 i in howard county after a terrible morning crash. >> it claimed the life of three co- workers. snarled all morning at bwi marshall airport. >> this graphic image shows the this deadlyng accident, with a mangled mass of metal. the chevy ended up pinned under the tractor-trailer. >> a tractor-trailer takes some turn and everybody's in a hurry. >> the bodies were excavated from the car. three men traveling in the vehicle died at the scene. devastating accident that for hours near route 100. >> they really need to do a speed control. 50 miles an hour is a little much. the preliminary investigation indicates the chevy was traveling at a high rate of 1.ed northbound on u.s. the truck driver attempted to into theft turn as the parking lot k the side ofstruc the trailer. people heard a massive explosion. gonna.e people are -- gone. >> the driver of the tractor-trailer is shaken up. >> the
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obama is re-elected, what will the next four years be like? one: t the debt willrow from $1 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> federal officials are looking the older model ford taurus and mercury sable, 2000 to 2003 models. angry workers in belgium set to a vehicle after they to close thes plant there in 2014, but as between no connection the throttle and this. the plant in belgium was one of its largest facilities in europe. it will mean the loss of more than 9000 jobs. >> today is the first day to ipad mini. new note the only models are entry-level wifi.s with it prius orders are expected be in hands on november 2. prius orders are expected be in hands o[ edmonds ]2. he doesn't really care where a good idea comes from. you know, it could come from a
romney with a slight lead over president obama. >> with just 11 days to go it is all up for grabs and depending more than ever on state ohio where abc's karen travers has been tracking the candidates. >> reporter: finishing off a marathon two-day campaign blitz, president obama rolled into the most critical battleground of all -- >> hello, ohio! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: ohio with its 18 electoral votes could be state that decide the next president. >> this send a message not just across ohio but across the whole country. this campaign is growing, the momentum is building, we are taking back america. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: polls in the battleground state show the president with edge. latest poll in ohio has him up by five. buckeye state voters are used to being center of political universe. this year they're being showered with attention. the president made 14 stops. the state he visited most in office. mitt romney, 15 trips. about a third of all vote nationwide will be cast before election day. and the campaigns are trying to lock down supporters now so t
about rape don't make too much sense to me. >> but a new ap poll shows efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the electoral college. a republican house would pick romney. >> the senate divides who the vice president is. would be still in democratic hands and pick joe biden. so you would have a romney bide enticket made president and vice president of the united states. it would be one crazy finish to one crazy election year. and this is one possible tie scenario where each candidate walks away with 269 electoral votes. in washington, fox news. >> a lot more people are voting early this year but could create problems. experts say the increase in absentee vogt raises the risks of lost votes and voter fraud. found that absentee votes are tw
scandal are necessary to protect the public. >> the approach of hurricane sandy is forcing the obama and mitt romney seems to be right to their campaign matt. -- to rewrite their campaign map. president obama said mitt romney is offering a re run at past policies. mitt romney join markell rupiah -- joined marco rubio tpday. oday. the obama teams as president obama is ready to stand a case of disaster because of hurricane sandy. >> download our new election mobile app to see a picture of your nearest polling place in keep up to the minute with the campaigns. search and download election 2012 on a smartphone where tablet. >> sandy is causing news already before she is technically affecting us. >> a huge storm. winds running about 500 miles out to the center of the storm. monday looks like the target date. i will talk about that coming up. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose savings for everyone! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcas
debate, president obama and that romney are making their final pleas to those in swing states. daniel has more from washington. >> after a late night in florida, mitt romney was at the airport early. heading straight for nevada, a swing state that could be leading towards president obama. obama state and florida, also swing state, turning his attention away from last night 'foreign policys debate to hear at,. >> i laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i am actually proud to talk about what is in it. >> spoke about the plan and a 20 page booklet just released along with a new tv advertisement. >> read my plan, compared to governor romney's and decide which is better for you. >> the latest from the ad is focusing on last night tiered >> he said america had dictated other nations. america has not dictated other nations. we have it freed other nations. >> romney accused the president of not showing leadership overseas. >> nor in the world is america's influence greater today than it was four years ago. >> obama portrayed mitt romney as inconsistent in the mid
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obama will campaign in ohio on monday. he's staying here in the district today. he returned late last night from a marathon 40-hour campaign trip, which included stops in eight states. one of those states was illinois, where he voted yesterday afternoon. today the president heads to georgetown university. he will tape an mtv special in which he will answer young voters' questions. >>> as both campaigns target swing states, one new poll seems to show mitt romney gaining momentum nationwide. romney has a 50%-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the former governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank. when asked who they trust most to handle the economy, likely voters give romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time any candidate has had a clear lead on that issue. this is shaping up to be the most expensive campaign in u.s. history. they have raised more than 2 billion so far. the rest involve super pacs and nonprofit groups. just to give you a sense of how much money is being raised, it breaks down to $5 per voter.
campaigns are making most of limited time. president obama will be leaving the white house for orlando, florida in the next hour and crowd of supporters are awaiting remarks from governor mitt romney and crucial battleground state of ohio. we'll bring you that live. first, let's check in political kosh dented carl cameron. she streaming live -- let's check in with carl cameron. >> live in i-75 having left where the event was a little while ago. we are en route where we'll have second of three events in ohio today. all of which were impromptu as mitt romney had cancelled his schedule in virginia and come here and campaign in the buckeye state with his running mate. in salina, second day in a row he aggressively courted moderate independent swing voters, new rhetoric from him. it came in right on the border of indiana in a very republican party of ohio. what he is trying to do is energize the republican base but courted the moderate swing voters. listen. >> i know there is good democrats that love america just like we do. i want to reach across the aisle to them, work together, put the i
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the final call today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> president obama and governor it mitt romney face off tonight. it's happening in boca raton florida. >> the outcome could turn out to one mistake any of these guys proven, they can say anything at any time. brandy hit has the details. >> reporter: it's the third and final showdown, in the debate at florida's lynn university, focusing on foreign policy. a topic that's drawn fireworks. president obama and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after the new york times reported the u.s. and iran agreed to one on one talks over the nuclear program. >> iran thinks they can go faster and harder. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is sets but added it's open to one on one talks. >> president obama has been preparing for the debate at camp david. mitt romney in florida. as we gave this advice during a football game between the press and staff. the president has a 5 point lead among registered voters. another poll shows the race is a dead heat, 47%. the candidates
wrong and reckless. last night he was all over the map. >> reporter: president obama went on the attack occasionally resulting to sarcasm. >> i'm glad you recognize the al qaeda is threat. a few months ago when asked what the biggest geopolitical threat, you said russia and they're asking for their 19 80's policies back oar mitt romney often agreed with the president but mentioned the economy anytime he got. >> in order to fulfill our role in the world we have to strengthen our economy at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to get a job. >> reporter: very different from the debate last week in which libya was one of the most heated topics. take a look at who won the debate. this is a cnn/orc poll. if you're keeping track at him, that means in the most general terms most people thought mitt romney won the first round. president obama took the next two debates. the polls show the polls tight are than ever. >> now that the debates are over, what is the final campaign strategy? >> reporter: it means they probably won't be spending a lot of time in maryland because they're putt
. final faceoff. president obama and governor romney go head-to-head on foreign policy. a tough and tense debate. the president on offense. >> whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> and the line of the night that lit up online. >> well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. >> overnight polls say obama won. but will it determine this supertight race? >>> developing now. is a halloween hurricane headed for the east coast? tropical storm sandy, on track across jamaica to head north. will it become the perfect storm? >>> new warnings about caffeine-filled energy drinks. five deaths under investigation, including this 14-year-old. her parents say she died after drinking 2 large cans of monster energy in 24 hours. what the fda is doing now. >>> and times square is now "red" square. thousands lined up all night to hear the hottest pop st
demanded action against these types of establishments. >> commitment 2012 hits over drive. president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country tonight, frantically making their case to the voters with less than two weeks until election day. our washington bureau reporter is in washington with that story. >> this is one of the busiest days on the trail when he kicks off a campaign extravaganza. president obama is logging lots of travel time on air force one -- some 5,300 miles with stops in multiple states. first, iowa. >> we are going to pull an all- nighter. we are starting here and going to colorado. the nevada, then florida, virginia, ohio. >> getting a head start in the buckeye state is the vice president and his competition, paul ryan. mitt romney is following in nevada. >> the president is unable to find an agenda, communicate an agenda and defend an agenda. that's why we know he's out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you're going to put them out of office. >> with 13 days and counting -- >> there's not much time left. >> the governor got a boost from clint east
. >> thanks a lot. >> now to democracy 2012 news tonight. president obama and mitt romney are hitting as many tossup states as possible today. we go live to washington. it's getting easy to predict where the events will hold events. these tossup states are where they're hanging out. >> reporter: there's only a handful of swing states. that's where youl find president obama and mitt romney from now until election day. >> we're starting here in ohio -- >> reporter: as time runs out and money runs thin both campaigns are picking and choosing their states wisely. it labels eight states as tossups. that includes iowa, stop number one for the president today. >> if you said you won't give a big tax cut to the wasn't thy but you're caught on video promising it would include the top 1%, then you might have rom knee sha. >> reporter: obama made his way west to colorado, another state up for grabs. later tonight he heads to nevada where romney held his first campaign event of the day. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses. in november you're going to put him out of office. >> reporter: after nevada r
this for safety reasons. we'll be right back. >>> president obama and mitt romney set to go head to head tonight. >> expected to focus on foreign policy. >> reporter: the third and final presidential debate is highly anticipated and should be full of fire works and the last opportunity for mitt romney and president obama to address millions millions of undecided voters watching at home. it's happening at lynn university where they will face off on foreign policy. some topics are the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, red line when it comes to eye rap, relations with china and troops overseas. both sides are trying to criticize the other on the issues. >> there is a big difference, i'm concerned about governor romney becoming commander in chief. country by country, see sort of the fraying at the edges of the obama policy. >> reporter: there is a lot on the line for both candidates following a month of up and down debate performances. for the president he will have to show up to play like last time. a poll shows 51% of debate watchers thought the president did a better job in the second debat
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-halloween hit. al is live in florida. >>> the battleground. with 11 days until the election president obama and governor romney step up their messages to voters in ohio while the fbi investigates a case of alleged voter fraud and intimidation in another key swing state. >>> and where in the world is matt lauer? for the first time ever, he is late for work, but there's a good reason why today, friday, october 26th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a freaky friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, and i have to say this is a very unusual way to start the show. there's no matt, but apparently he is on his way, and i think we do have a camera with him outside. ♪ >> okay. there he is. is that a motorized surf board he's riding in? we'll be asking why does he do this? part of a segment we're doing a little bit later, and a couple of guys are responsible for videos that have more than 24 million hits online. >> so sorry. >> i am so sorry. >> you are late. >> this storm
barack obama camp is keeping a close eye on the storm. they are urging residents to monitor the weather reports. mitt romney's camp cancelled an appearance. today romney took his campaign to the battleground state of iowa. his focus there the economy and on a new government report that shows the economy growing but at a slow rate. romney called the report discouraging. >> the president's campaign slogan is this, forward, but to 23 million americans trying to find a good job these last four years feel a lot more like backward. >> president obama is off the campaign trail today resting up after spending 40 straight hours on the road campaigning in eight battleground states. the white house however did react to that new economic report saying there is more work to do to fix the country's money problems. the report shows the economy is heading in the right direction. >>> tens of millions of dollars are being spent in hopes of influencing maryland voters as they decide on question 7, a majority in favor would mean expanded gambling in the state to include prince george's county. today the co
. -- with no threat to the public. >> president obama has a live interview with mtv today. >> mitt romney will be campaigning in iowa. the focus turns to a patrol boats in ohio. >>-- the focus turns to ohio for electoral votes. >> whoever wins the price data will most certainly win the white house -- whoever wins the buckeye state will almost certainly win the white house. the president was campaigning there last night. >> if mitt romney had been president when the automobile industry was on the verge of collapse, we might not have an american auto industry today. it supports one eighth of ohio jobs. >> romney is fighting back. >> my priority is jobs. we will get them here in ohio. >> both campaigns are trying to lock down their supporters and get them to the polls now in states that have early voting. the president cast his vote yesterday in chicago. first lady michelle obama joked about the obama camp's turnout effort on jimmy kimmel. as the campaign winds down, the race has taken a nasty turn. president obama, joking about children and the election and said, "kids have good instincts,
, president obama is hoping for the backing of young people as he gets ready for a visit to mtv. but as hallie jackson reports, it may not be as easy as it was four years ago to dip into the fountain of youth voters. >> experts say there's less excitement among young people this year, even though a couple college students we spoke with said that specific reasons they are headed to the polls november 6. >> he is excited to vote for the president the first time ever. and some agree it is a great thing. >> i think is important that everybody votes. >> it is important that everyone a lot of their plight to be heard. >> one is for obama. >> his health-care plan is beneficial and i think it will help my family. >> the other pro romney. >> the national debt plan. court's but mitt romney and upheld battle when it comes to voters under 30. two-thirds of them voted for president obama and 2008. net be a cakewalk for obama. a poll showing less enthusiasm among the younger crowd. >> he needs to get turnout among the youth vote out. >> like he did before the midterm elections, president obama is headed to
since her murder? >>> after wrapping their final debate, president obama and mitt romney jumped back on the debate trail looking for every last vote. the campaign planned to spend all of their time in a handful of battle ground states? >>> the dust is still settling from last night's debate. trying to win an election that many say is too close for comfort. the president rallied voters in florida and once again accused his republican challenger of having a selective memory. >> if you say you love american cars during the debate but you wrote an article that says "let detroit go bankrupt" you might have ronnesia. that is not leadership you can trust. you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> the president is also targeting voters in ohio today teaming up with biden in dayton. romney has rallies in nevada and colorado. they are spending the next few weeks in the battle ground states. polls show the candidates are virtually tied. they are expected to spend around $100 million on tv ads from now until election day. romney continues to ham near the president on voter's number 1
are seeing president obama maintain a lead. so there seems to be a firewall built around the state of ohio where the national trends, even things that are going on in other battleground. don't seem to be hitting home in ohio at least just yet. so that means we have the possibility of an electoral college winner who is different than the popular vote winner. it is becoming a more probability by the days. polls show romney getting more votes. president obama with the edge in the key battleground. >> real quick, why do you think the firewall exists in ohio? what is the there in that state? >> the state is different for a couple reasons. for one reason, the unemployment rate is different than actual rate. all arguments about the economy that mitt romney is making may have less resonance. the auto industry. about one in eight folks in ohio have a job somewhat tied to the auto industry. bailout huge for president obama, the old op-ed said let detroit go bankrupt, coming back to haunt him over and over. and neither of the candidates has a demographic lock on ohio. they have trouble with white wor
, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but here's how it's all playing out this morning in the papers. the headline in "usa today," obam
of toss-up states. fox's nicole collins has the latest. >> hello florida! >> reporter: president obama hits the campaign trail. trying to put fresh emphasis on his plans for a second term by releasing what his campaign calls a blueprint for america's future. >> my plan actually will move america forward. >> reporter: the president outlined his jobs plan taking through a series of previously released mostly economic proposals. and his campaign releasing an ad again trying to hone in on a concrete second term message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure that we get people off of food stamps. not by cutting the program, but by getting them good jobs. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battleground ohio with vice president joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as a candidate who is changing his positions to get elected. >> it's called romnesia. we joke about -- governor romney being all over the map but it speaks to something important. it speaks of trust. >> reporter: the republic
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-day forecast in a few minutes. >> in the a race for the white house, it's not the final sprint but barack obama and an army and their running mates hurried from battleground to battleground in a frenzy of campaigning that suits a contest to close to call. with the to washington for more on the intense race. >> the polls are so close that all kinds of combinations of winds in the various battleground states could lead to an obama or romney victory. they are trying to hit them all. >> mitt romney and paul ryan's swing state stork -- swing state toward split up. closing onthey're the president. >> he is out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you are going to put him out of office. >> ryan went to ohio where he and romney closed up five. get to 1. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion and upward mobility. >> colorado could be key. thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all- nighter. >> starting in iowa where his lead is down to two points. >> yo
with president obama. behind the scenes at rallies and on air force one. this morning, rare access with the countdown to the election now at 12 days. >>> and -- >> mr. malveaux, i want to confirm you understand we are recording this phone conversation. >> one of the d.c. area snipers speaks out about his crimes, insanity, and solitary confinement. >> i wouldn't wish it on anyone. i wouldn't wish this on anyone. >> lee boyd malveaux with surprising revelations and a shocking new allegation in what he says will be his final interview "today," thursday, october 25th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a busy thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. hurricane sandy made landfall, wind gusts of about 114 miles an hour. >> that storm is being blamed on at least two deaths in the caribbean. and as we said, forecasters are worried about a scenario that could pose big trouble for much of the east coast. al's been studying the latest models, and we'll get to his forecast straight ahead. >>> also ahead, an arr
school earlier this month. >>> president obama is getting an early start to another busy day on the campaign trail. he's set to land less than two hours from now in tampa. it will be the first stop on a day that will also take in two rallies in richmond and cleveland. the president will also stop in chicago this afternoon to vote. he'll end the day back here in washington. mitt romney will focus his campaign efforts in ohio. he is spending a whole day in the buckeye state with visits to cincinnati, worthington, and defiance. the republican presidential nominee has good reason to campaign hard in ohio. no gop nominee has ever lost there and won the white house. >>> romney's running mate will campaign today in virginia. paul ryan will speak this afternoon in bristol. he'll also stop in charlottesville this evening. romney will return to virginia this weekend, he has events scheduled in haymarket, richmond and virginia beach on sunday. >>> the son of virginia congressman jim moran says he doesn't want to be a distraction. patrick moran resigned from his father's campaign followi
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